Looking for what to do in Pittsburgh? Find the best shows, events, festivals, concerts, things to do with kids, and activities happening in Pittsburgh, starting with this curated list from Associate Editor Sean Collier.

Looking for more ideas for the weekend and beyond? Check out our Events Calendar below.

Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm Carnegie Science Center
Real Mummies. Real Science. Real People. The exhibition enthralls guests with dramatic displays of the mummies and their personal stories, as well as state-of-the-art multimedia stations that take visitors on a 4,500-year journey to explore the mummies’ history and origins as well as how they were created, both naturally and intentionally.
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – May 10 @ 5:00 pm Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
Big League Fun @ the Children’s Museum Now Through May 10, 2020 Big League Fun! is an educational exhibit that emphasizes the science and math behind the game. Explore the exciting world of Major League Baseball through engaging hands on activities: • Test skills and get active: Practice pitching, throwing, fielding, hitting and base-running. Work on your swing and step...
Feb 22 – Apr 19 all-day MuseumLab
Channel showcases painting, photography, installation and multimedia artworks that highlight communication across generations, centering on the perspective of youth. Channel examines the how ones’ childhood voice is a powerful vehicle and lens when communicating between children and adults. Ten artists highlight different methods of communication and look at the ways these channels are used to keep generational conversations going. Channel...
Mar 6 – May 24 all-day Pittsburgh Glass Center
Opening Reception: Friday, March 6 , 6–9pm Gallery Tour with the Artists: Saturday, March 7, 11am–1pm The beauty of technology often goes unnoticed because of its overwhelming presence in our day to day lives. This group of artists has developed their unique body of works with the aid of modern machines. Although the technology is integral to each of their processes;...
Mar 21 @ 9:30 am – Apr 19 @ 5:00 pm Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Look up! Spring is in the air at Phipps’ spectacular new Spring Flower Show that brings signature spring displays to new heights. Don’t miss a new spectacular show creating color from above! In Spring Flower Show: Canopy of Color, Phipps’ signature displays will delight not only in beds below, but baskets and designs above, creating a world of color waiting...
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Senator John Heinz History Center
The Heinz History Center will welcome Dr. Danielle Battisti for a lecture on her book, “Whom We Shall Welcome: Italian Americans and Immigration Reform” (Fordham University Press, 2019) on April 6. Dr. Battisti’s book examines both the liberal and conservative elements of Italian American efforts to influence American immigration policies in the 1950s and 1960s. This program is free and...
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Wolfie's Pub
 
Apr 7 @ 8:30 pm The Funhouse @ Mr. Smalls
The Consortium & Mr. Smalls Presents The Cryptics w/ F*** Yeah, Dinosaurs & Latecomer Tuesday, April 7th Doors 8 pm all ages / 21+ to drink The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls, 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale Tickets $8 advance, on sale now! $10 at door. In their 11th year together ,The Cryptics return strong from their three-year studio silence in 2020...
Apr 9 all-day Duquesne Power Center Ballroom
The HiringPittsburgh Career Expo is open to all job seekers with special opportunities for healthcare professionals. Exhibitors from all industries will be hiring for hundreds of positions!
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm Songbird Artistry
Songbird Artistry hosts Yoga Factory for this evening of self-care! Make and take your own customized essential oil blend. All materials and instruction will be provided by Sally Meyers of Samsara Botanicals. A relaxing Restore class will follow, so you can peacefully finish out your evening.
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm The Funhouse @ Mr. Smalls
Mr. Smalls Presents Ron Placone Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:00pm The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls Millvale, PA Tickets: $10 – $15 Tickets on sale now! This event is 21+ w/ ID
Apr 11 @ 8:00 pm The Funhouse @ Mr. Smalls
The Consortium & Mr. Smalls Presents FieldDay “Wig Out 2.0 Tour” w/ Crooked Cobras and The Homisides Saturday, April 11 8 pm doors The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls, 400 Lincoln Ave, Millvale Tickets $16 advance/$20 door. On sale now! Field Day features Peter Cortner (of Dag Nasty) and Doug Carrion (Dag Nasty, Kottonmouth Kings, Descendents, TV/film production) with Mark Phillips...
Apr 12 @ 11:00 am National Aviary
Sunday, April 12 | Two Seatings: 10:30 am & 12:30 pm Price: Member Adult: $39, Member Child (4-10): $19.50, Adult: $44, Child 4-10: $22 Children 3 and under: Free Celebrate the holiday with a host of delectable brunch menu items from Atria’s served buffet-style. Sip a brunch cocktail from the cash bar and enjoy visits from beautiful birds as you...
Apr 13 all-day The Smiling Moose
East Harlem rapper Bodega Bamz comes to The Smiling Moose in Pittsburgh on Monday, April 13th! In addition to numerous full-length projects, Bodega has collaborated with the likes of Flatbush Zombies, A$AP Ferg, Fat Nick, Pouya, Bun B, 6ix9ine, Statik Selektah and Funkmaster Flex. Doors open at 8:00 PM. This event is 21 and over only. Tickets are on-sale now!
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Wolfie's Pub
 
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm Phipps Conservatory Botany Hall
Acclaimed long-form science writer discusses the challenges of bridging the gap between research and storytelling to bring stories that matter to a wider audience. There are as many algae on Earth as stars in the universe, and they have been essential to life on our planet for eons. Algae created the Earth we know today, and algae are the ancestors...
Apr 16 @ 8:00 pm The Funhouse @ Mr. Smalls
The Consortium & Mr. Smalls Presents ENABLERS https://enablers.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Enablers-212885122067703/ with Come Holy Spirit https://comeholyspirit1.bandcamp.com/ and Five Foot Arm https://fivefootarm.bandcamp.com/releases Thursday, April 16 8:00 pm all ages welcome/21+ to drink The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls 400 Lincoln Ave, Millvale Tickets $8 advance/$10 door. On sale now! Band Members: Joe Goldring (ex-Swans, Toiling Midgets, Touched by a Janitor) on guitar. Kevin Robert...
Apr 17 – Apr 19 all-day Cool Springs Sports Complex
You’ll find fresh ideas and smart advice on HOME IMPROVEMENT, DECORATING, and LANDSCAPING projects all under one roof at the South Hills Home Show! Three action-packed days of EXHIBITS, SEMINARS, and DEMONSTRATIONS will educate and entertain individuals interested in one-stop shopping for information, advice and inspiration.
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am The Beauty Shoppe Arsenal Motors
Join Ruth Kassinger, author of Slime: How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us to explore the use of narrative in her work in an up-close-and-personal conversation and moderated Q & A session that will take a deep dive into the art, craft, and business of writing narrative science. Ruth Kassinger is the author of Paradise Under...
Apr 17 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm The Andy Warhol Museum
The Warhol is excited to present Youth Invasion! This annual program features teens’ unique take on Andy Warhol’s artwork, with their points of view, ideas, and creative expressions energizing the entire museum. Pittsburgh area youth are invited to contribute their talents in the performing arts to the program. This year will highlight the release of a youth driven publication created...
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 18 @ 10:00 am Carnegie Science Center
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Jumanji on the BIG screen while testing your memory and reflexes with games such as Simpon, Bop-It, and Skip-It. Sleepovers include themed activities, a Rangos Giant Cinema film, live theater show, sleeping among our exhibits, official Science Center patch, late-night snack, continental breakfast, and free admission for the day following the sleepover, including Highmark SportsWorks®...
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Pittsburgh’s Grand Hall at the Priory
Join us for a Monte Carlo night with open bar, food, “Pittsburgh’s Best” Dessert Bar, Basket Raffles, Silent Auction, free parking, music, memories, and fun! All proceeds benefit Pittsburgh Concert Chorale’s annual outreach event, Pittsburgh Sings! A Festival of Choirs. This annual event promotes the importance of music education in high school, through college and beyond. Over 1000 high school...
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm Pittsburgh’s Grand Hall at the Priory
Join us for a Monte Carlo night with open bar, food, “Pittsburgh’s Best” Dessert Bar, Basket Raffles, Silent Auction, free parking, music, memories, and fun! All proceeds benefit Pittsburgh Concert Chorale’s annual outreach event, Pittsburgh Sings! A Festival of Choirs. This annual event promotes the importance of music education in high school, through college and beyond. Over 1000 high school...
Apr 18 all-day The Priory Hotel
The best Girl Boss event of the season. Love yourself. Love your business. Love your life. The I’m Loving Me Project is bringing the Girls L.E.A.P. Tour 2020 to Pittsburgh on April 18th from 12-3 at The Priory Hotel. Tickets: www.imlovingme.net/blog/leaptour Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1621233161375105/ Serial Entrepreneur and Inspirational Speaker Gloria Ward will bring the Girls L.E.A.P. Event to The Priory...
Apr 18 all-day The Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
The Western PA chapter of JDRF, the leading global organization focused on Type 1 diabetes, will host the 28th Annual Promise Gala at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown on Saturday, April 18, 2020. The chapter will be honoring Stefani Pashman, CEO of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. Nish Vartanian, President & CEO of MSA Safety, will serve as the...
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm Pittsburgh Fencer's Club
Please join us for the release of Gail Langstroth’s “Firegarden/jardin-de-fuego,” and Doralee Brooks’s “When I Hold You up to the Light.” Participating performers and poets include Celeste Gainey, Sheila Carter Jones, Yona Harvey, The Lemington Gospel Chorale, Pittsburgh Tango Connection, Carolina Loyola Garcia, and Jon Banuelos.
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm The Hillman Center for Performing Arts
For more than 20 years, Bindlestiff Family Cirkus has been re-imagining traditional American circus with a contemporary twist. This unique hybrid of vaudeville, circus, comedy and live original music features an eclectic cast of acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, sideshow marvels and more. It's a thrilling spectacle that's sure to please every member of the family! Sponsor: The Hillman Center for Performing...
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters
Join Robert Boldin, Artistic Administrator, and special guests from the production, for an in-depth look at Norma. Admission is $5; the event is free to members of FRIENDS of Pittsburgh Opera, New Guard and donors at $50+. Please note that the Pittsburgh Opera garage is available only for handicapped parking, by reservation. RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 4:00 PM FRIDAY,...
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Yoga Factory Pittsburgh
Experience Yoga and the Healing Sounds of singing bowls, didgeridoos and harmonium at Yoga Factory in, Lawrenceville, PA. You will be guided through mindful and relaxing asanas while Zeb Homison of Yoga Factory plays singing bowls and harmonium and Joseph Carringer of Didge Therapy plays didgeridoo and singing bowls. You will be guided through a flowing sequence of yoga postures...
Apr 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm Brillobox
The story continues! Is Jeff really dead? Will Clara keep Allison’s secret? Will Geena forgive Clara? And what’s going on with General Braddock’s Gold? Will the Yinzer Scared team ever get back together? Get the answers to all of these questions and visit with all new ghosts, ghouls, and goblins when Mythburgh returns for Season 4.